Episode 21 – Nadya Bartol

Nadya is a cybersecurity executive and recognized global leader in cybersecurity. She uses her deep breath of knowledge to develop and lead consulting teams and in developing global cybersecurity standards. Nadya shares not only her industry experience, but also her experiences immigrating to the US from the Soviet Union in the late 1980s.

Episode Notes

Music used in the podcast: Higher Up, Silverman Sound Studio

Acronyms, Definitions, and Fact Check

E-ISACElectricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center provides its members and partners with resources to prepare for and reduce cyber and physical security threats to the North American electricity industry. Created in 1999, the E-ISAC is operated by NERC and is organizationally isolated from NERC’s enforcement processes. (www.nerc.com)

NRECA – National Rural Electric Cooperative Association – the organization that represents the interests of over 900 electric cooperatives in the United States, to various legislatures. Independent electric utilities are not-for-profit and are owned by their members. (wikipedia)

APPA – American Public Power Association – An industry trade association that is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. We represent public power before the federal government to protect the interests of the more than 49 million people that public power utilities serve, and the 93,000 people they employ. We advocate and advise on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations. (www.publicpower.org)

EEI – Edison Electric Institute – an association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. Its members provide electricity for 220 million Americans, operate in 50 states and the District of Columbia, and directly employ more than one million workers. (wikipedia)

UTC – Utilities Technology Council – a global association focused on the intersection of telecommunications and utility infrastructure. UTC gives voice to the men and women in the utility workforce who create and maintain critical communications systems that help keep the lights and the water flowing. (www.utc.org)

ISOInternational Organization for Standardization – an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 165 national standards bodies. (www.iso.org)

IEC – International Electrotechnical Commission – an international standards organization that prepares and publishes international standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies – collectively known as “electrotechnology”. (wikipedia)

ISO/IEC 27100 – The standard will enable the concepts of cybersecurity to be shared and discussed. It will compare and contrast cybersecurity with [the ISO27k version of] information security. It will apply within an organization, in relationships between organizations and more broadly across society.  It will be particularly relevant to management.

NIST – National Institute of Science and Technology – founded in 1901 and is now part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST is one of the nation’s oldest physical science laboratories. (www.nist.gov)

Does computer science and music use the same part of the brain? The closest tie between music and math is patterns.  Musical pieces often have repeating choruses or bars, similar to patterns.  In mathematics, we look for patterns to explain and predict the unknown.  Music uses similar strategies.  When looking at a musical piece, musicians look for notes they recognize to find notes that are rare (high or low) and less familiar.  In this way, notes relate to each other.  Relationships are fundamental to mathematics and create an interesting link between music and math. (http://mathcentral.uregina.ca/beyond/articles/Music/music1.html)

KGB – translated in English as the Committee for State Security, was the secret police force that was the main security agency for the Soviet Union from 1954 until the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. (wikipedia)

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